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the chief left. developing news at a fairfield s.w.a.t. officers suspect slipped through the barricade. who the suspect was threatening before police arrived on scene. and results are in from the new bart seat survey. the most important factor for commuters when it comes to picking a spot to sit. ktvu morning news continues now. and good morning everyone. welcome back to ktvu morning news. it's thursday july 21st. i'm mike mibach. >> and i'm claudine wong. dave and pam are off today. want to start you off with a quick look at your weather and traffic. steve paulson here with that. hi, steve. hello, claudine, mike. good morning. we have a little change today. what change would that be? more in the way of low fog and clouds. for others still warm to hot. yesterday morganhill, livermore, concord, 95. still low 90s but about two to four degrees cooler for some and bigger drop coast and bay
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with 60s and 70s. now update on traffic with sal. right now northbound 280 traffic looks good up to 880. no major problems there. also the morning commute is looking good if you're on 680 south heading down to the pleasanton area and into fremont. 6:00 let's go back to the desk. well, the space shuttle atlantis is back on earth after a predawn landing in florida this morning. >> landing gear down and locked . main gear touched down. >> looked picture perfect. that four member crew and the second youngest shuttle returned from space just before 3:00 our time. less than a minute after atlantis had stopped on the kennedy space center runway commander was putting the entire program into historic perspective. >> thank you columbia, challenger, discovery, endeavour, and our ship atlantis, thank you for protecting us and bringing this program to such a good end.
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>> well, the shuttle crew is going to meet with their immediate families. we did see them coming out a little earlier and held a little bit of a press conference. we expect a briefing as well later. you can see that live at nasa ames in mountain view starting about an hour from now. right now fairfield police looking for a man who escaped from a s.w.a.t. standoff earlier this morning. it began around 8:00 last night when a woman called saying her son had attacked her, threatened to kill her and he had a gun. the woman was able to escape to safety and a s.w.a.t. team quickly surrounded the house near paradise valley road. they got a search warrant around midnight and tried to make contact with the man who was not responding. >> about 4:00 a.m. they finally made entry and were not able to locate him inside the house. at this point we're looking for him. [ indiscernible ] >> police have identified the man as 39-year-old michael austin. he is described as 5'9" with
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brown hair and brown eyes. police say he has a history of mental health issues and could still be armed with a handgun. they say he is likely traveling on foot. time now 6:02. san francisco's new police chief is now facing his first major test. last night the chief appeared before hundreds of people in the bayview trying to quell the anger over last week's fatal police shooting. ktvu's tara moriarty joins us live now to tell us about the town meeting that quickly turned into chaos. tara. >> reporter: well, we're here live at the police headquarters and the chief is facing some tough challenges with members of the bayview community. tempers still flairing over saturday's shooting. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: he showed up at the bayview opera house packed with more than 300 people to talk about the fatal shooting of the 19-year-old harding. but the crowd got unruly and
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some accused police of planting evidence, trying to cover up the fact that harding wasn't armed. after an hour and a half some people jumped on stage so the chief command staff was concerned for his safety and forced him to leave. >> i want a solution. need more resources out here. need some people actually help get this together. >> reporter: outside the meeting emotions still ran high. >> that young man was a victim of neglect and abandonment. that boy was shot on the street and the police officers watched him die. >> reporter: now this meeting comes on the heels of protest tuesday where 43 people were arrested. those demonstrators upset over saturday's incident when two officers in the bay view tried to question harding about paying his fare on muni. harding a parolee and a person of interest in a seattle homicide began to run officers chased him down. san francisco police say lab results confirm he did have a gun. he had residue on his hand but
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many members of the bayview district say they aren't buying it and don't trust police. this has become the biggest for policing skills well-known for when mayor ed lee appointed him chief three months ago. live in bayview, tara moriarty, channel 2 news. the f.b.i. searching for a man suspected of kidnapping his elderly mother. ktvu's jade hernandez is live this morning in daly city where the man has ties and may actually be hiding. jade. >> reporter: that's right. we've contacted the f.b.i. this morning. we understand the spokeswoman involved in this case may not be in the department for a few hours. but we can tell you authorities are very concerned for daly city residents. that's where we're live this morning. the f.b.i. says this california man has ties to daly city and the bay area where he may be trying to hide from the law. the f.b.i.'s accusing this man, 55-year-old marshal goldberg of kidnapping his 85-year-old mother from ashland, oregon, in may. authorities have a federal fugitive warrant out for goldberg. he's described as a white man
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about 5'9" weighing between 160 and 165 pounds. he has brown hair and blue eyes and may also be wearing glasses. we understand goldberg's mother was living with her other son in oregon at the time of the abduction. the reason why authorities are concerned 85-year-old doris goldberg suffers from dementia and alzheimer's and cannot take care of herself. she is described as a white woman about 5'1" weighing about 135 pounds with white hair and blue eyes. there's no word on why doris' son would take his mother from her oregon home in ashland which he had been living. but the f.b.i. believes right now the younger goldberg may be driving a 1996 gold oldsmobile four door sedan with a california license plate 3szy023. anyone who spots these two should contact authorities as soon as possible at the f.b.i. san francisco division tip line. reporting live from daly city this morning, jade hernandez,
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ktvu channel 2 news. san francisco will unveil today how it plans to deal with the transfer of state inmates to the local jail. the so-called realignment is part of the state's plan to save money by releasing thousands of nonviolent and low level offenders from state prisons to county jails. san francisco is set to get about 700 new inmates. the city will also receive money from the state to help pay the cost of housing those inmates. the realignment is set to begin in october. an audit of california prison system has found poor bookkeeping practices. released the audit after studying records from july 2009 to july 2010. found millions of dollars in overpayments for employee salaries and travel expenses. the audit also discovered one prison department employee had been overpaid by nearly $15,000 after being fired. softening his stance on debt ceiling talks. coming up the new concessions
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president obama seems to be offering and on what condition. also we are going to hear about that back up plan that's still in play. that's when we check in with our washington d.c. bureau at 6:15. the f.a.a. may have to shut down some operations tomorrow if congress does not approve temporary funding bill. air traffic controllers would remain on the job but nonessential employees could be furloughed and the f.a.a. would not be able to collect ticket taxes that help support the air traffic system. bart riders have spoken when it comes to their seats. it's cleanliness over comfort. over the past two months more than 2,000 bart riders participated in seat laps and asked to rate how important cleanliness and comfort is on a scale of one to seven. cleanliness scored average of 6.29. comfort came in at 52:00. different seats will be part of the bart's new fleet of trains set to roll out in the year 2017. well, time now is 6:08.
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things on the roads have been looking pretty good this morning. are they still that way? claudine, you're awfully optimistic. >> i try. you've got to be. >> you know what, you're absolutely right. it's been looking good. just trying to get claudine there but she didn't take the bait. it's actually looking very nice out there. you can see that for yourself. 237 the traffic looks great as you drive across 880. no major problems there. the morning commute is much better today than it was yesterday when we had a couple of serious issues that slowed things down. so far so good cross your fingers it's going to stay a nice looking drive as you drive throughout the east bay in the south bay and pretty much everywhere. one more thing let's take a look at francisco northbound 101 traffic moving well. the fog though as steve mentioned may affect flights into and out of sfo. we'll keep an eye on that for you. >> usually they tweet it. i keep an eye on that. flight advisor i think is the
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tweet. we have an impact today with the fog. it wasn't there yesterday. it's there today. now, again, it's rather shallow but it's on the coast and it's moving up the coast. and it's also moving inland. looks like over parts of san pablo bay towards napa and a few inland locations. really it's just taking the path of least resistance. not going over the coastal hills but making i felt over the bay. little bit more of a pronounced sea breeze today. temperatures slightly cooler than 24 hours ago. all 50s here. we had 60s yesterday at this time under clear skies. there's a difference there. west-southwest 13 at fairfield. yesterday it was southwest at 5. it's not strong but we've doubled it. and also napa airport had about south-southwest 14. now they're southwest 5. but that's a cooler direction for them and that southwest 5 is also at vacaville. any time vacaville gets a southwest wind tells you the delta breeze is trying to get together. right there. little bit of a system coming in going to take the edge off the temps. inland it will still be warm to hot 90s but not mid-90s unless
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you're really far clear lake morgan hill, gill roy or towards antioch. low clouds, fog, cool to warm. to hot. depending on your definition i understand. but that fog cobs to work its way up the coast. does look like a cooler pattern for all friday into saturday with warmer temps sunday, monday. little roller coaster ride here. fog, sunshine then cool to warm for some. but more of a westerly breeze today. so, again, temperatures 60s to 90s. still hot in clear lake. 95 fairfield. sonoma went 87. petaluma 85. 94 brentwood. 89 walnut creek. 70 alameda. 85 san jose down six from yesterday. all over the place for the peninsula. 60s and 70s closer to the coast and also south san francisco. cooler saturday into saturday then warmer sunday, monday. all right. looks good. thanks, steve. the lockout could soon end. live coverage of a meeting in atlanta that could have many pro football fans cheering. plus sonoma county sheriff's office settles an
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the sonoma county sheriff's department is no longer going to volunteer information about a person's immigration status to the feds if that person was arrested solely on traffic violations. the new policy is part of a settlement with the american civil liberties union of northern california. the aclu sued the department three years ago accusing it of unlawful detentions and racial profiling.
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bay area union leaders are calling for the federal government to stop business audits that check the immigration status of workers. labor leaders say between 100 and 200 people in berkeley are at risk of losing their jobs. this after immigrations and customs enforcement asked the plant for its employee payroll information in february. labor leaders employers safe for workers. it's expected to be another whirlwind day of debt limit negotiations. ktvu's allison burns is live this morning in washington d.c. with the new concessions president obama seems to be offering to try to reach a deal. allison. >> reporter: president oment baa ma has vowed repeatly not to even consider a short-term deal to raise the nation's debt limit. but now the word from the white house is he might accept an extension of just a few days if it buys time to do something bigger. but enthusiasm on capitol hill seems to be waning for one of the most ambitious plans from the senate's so-called gang of six.
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liberals don't like the cuts to retirement programs and conservatives are rejecting any plan that includes tax increases. >> we know it's going to hurt the economy. we know it's going to hurt job creation. we know it's bad for small business. we're against tax increases. >> reporter: senate leaders are pressing ahead with their fall back plan that gives president obama authority to raise the debt ceiling in exchange for some big spending cuts. but right now with so many divisions here on capitol hill how this is all going to play out is still anybody's guess. reporting live from washington d.c., allison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke is expected to face some tough questions when he testifies before the senate banking committee today. lawmakers are demanding answers about missed deadlines and delays in implementing the most sweeping overhaul of financial laws since the great depression. congress decided to shake up those regulations in response to the economic crisis which began nearly three years ago. nearly half of the rules were supposed to have been finalized by now. all right.
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time now 6:16. and let's head over to sal who is checking contra costa county for us. >> that's right. good morning. just actually finishing up here on this map and now we can show it to you. let's go to it westbound highway 4 you can see some slow traffic there. i just seconding a drew that very crude arrow above highway 4 to show you that the road sensors are turning red. boy, i'm telling you. my driving skills could be better. let's go out and take a look at the 880 commute. that traffic is looking okay here if you are driving on 880. if you're driving in western contra costa county on 80 let's say from the pinole area down to richmond it does look okay so far. and this morning's drive on san jose's freeways northbound 101 a little bit sticky here but after that it looks good up into the sunny vale area. 6:17 let's go to steve. sal, thank you, sir. we had a little change today. that's in the form of some low
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clouds and fog. yesterday it was not there. now moved over the bay. what's new? i mean water temperatures have come up. they were in the upper 40s and low 50s about a month ago. now they're in the upper 50s low 60s. doesn't matter. fog has decided to move in. you can see right there starting to fill in along the coast move in a little bit marin sonoma border over san pablo bay. we had a lot of 60s at this time yesterday and now upper 50s or low 50s. santa rosa airport 52. another system carving itself out digging into the pacific northwest that will equal cooler for us still warm to hot inland but i think noticeably cooler coast and bay. yesterday we started off sunshine for everybody and temperatures warmed up rapidly. they'll still be warm to hot for some today but cooler for others with a lot of 60s 70s as you head back to the west upper 80s low 90s inland and those will be coming down about two to four degrees. cooler pattern friday, saturday, warmer weather sunday, monday. american express says its customers set a record for
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spending in the second quarter of this year helping profits leap 31% from the same time last year. the new york credit card company says it earned $1.3 billion and that topped analyst forecast. kim kardashian suing old navy. she says the clothing store violates her publicity rights by using a model in an ad campaign, that's her right there. she says she looks like her. the ad consumers may be confused thinking she's endorsing the clothes or think the clothes are part of her own clothing and shoe product line. kardashian is not suing the actress in the ad. pro football fans across the country will be closely watching a meeting in atlanta today. nfl owners and executives are holding a special meeting on the 4-month-old lockout. we're live from atlanta with more on what might happen by the end of the day. holly. >> reporter: good morning, mike. yeah, the 32 nfl team owners are actually meeting here in atlanta today hopefully to sign
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this labor agreement with the players. now yesterday the players were expected to ratify that agreement but didn't happen. but there is speculation that that could happen today as well. with less than two months before the scheduled kickoff before the 2011-2012 nfl season. it's time to strike deal. football fans and players hoping team owners and players can reach an agreement putting an end to the work stoppage that began pack in march. >> it's billionaires against millionaires. can you not meet in the middle somewhere? >> reporter: even the president is ready for the lockout to end. >> my working assumption at a time when people are having to cut back, compromise and worry about making the mortgage and paying for their kids' college education is that the two parties should be able to work it out. >> reporter: at the center of the conflict what to do with some $9 billion in annual revenue. both sides want a bigger cut.
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the players meeting in washington were expected to take a vote on a deal wednesday but stopped short of making any progress. in atlanta it appears team owners might approve the agreement. league counsel says this is good news for football fans. >> level of optimism at this point? >> it's cautious. it's cautious. but i think we're making progress. it's obviously a complicated agreement. but i think both sides are at the point where they can close, they should close and we should be in a position to take votes. >> reporter: both sides could vote as early as thursday on the proposed deal. and as you can see behind me the owners are trickling into the meeting room and everybody's waiting with baited breath. one of the things they're hoping is that this gets signed because, remember, the first preseason game is less than three weeks away, august 7th
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the hall of fame game chicago bears expected to play the st. louis rams. back to you. >> yeah. a lot of raider and 49er feigns out here. we'll be following this story throughout the day. thank you for that report live from atlanta. the proposed nfl deal reportedly includes funding for a new stadium right here in the bay area. that's likely to step up the pressure on the raiders and 49ers to share one facility. both teams now confirm they are already in talks about plans for a joint stadium, but there's no agreement on where that stadium would be located. 49ers still plan to move to santa clara. and just yesterday the raiders unveiled a plan to build a new stadium right next to their current home at the oakland coliseum. time now 6:22. a second gold rush for california. the expensive project one group is launching to make that possible. black bear. i cannot believe it. it's in our yard. >> and a close encounter with a black bear. why the animal may have been looking specifically for that home. good morning.
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traffic on 280 northbound looks pretty good. tell you more about the morning commute and bay weather straight ahead.
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good morning. right now traffic is doing pretty well if you are driving in san jose on 280 northbound getting up to highway 17. so far the south bay traffic
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looks good. there's a bear. it's a black bear. i cannot believe it. it's in our yard. >> appears the heat on the east coast was just too much for one black bear to take in new jersey. so he broke into the woman's backyard and as you can see helped himself to some water from that pool. now the homeowner as you can see recorded the incident. but then she did pick up the phone and call police. by the time the officers arrived the bear had hopped over the fence and taken off. it is a big money coin caper. police in walnut creek have issued an arrest warrant for a suspected coin thief who they say literally went for the gold. investigators say billy made off with half a million dollars in rare gold coins from a dealer in the downtown area last february. investigators say he broke into the offices with an accomplice and went right for the coins that he knew would be worth top dollar. >> the front door was bashed in with a crowbar or something. this door was opened.
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that cabinet was opened. >> he went straight in the building knew exactly where to go, grabbed the coins and was gone in a hurry. >> police believe the suspect was looking to cash in on the soaring price of gold. gold is now priced at more than $1600 an ounce. a group of investors is trying to pursue a second gold rush in northern california. they're trying to get an amadou county gold mine back up and running so they can dig for gold. the company is spending more than $20 million on the project. crews will spend the next year digging out more tunnels, drilling and blasting. and they expect their very first gold bar by the summer of 2012. atlantis is home from space never to fly again. the space shuttle landed this morning putting the entire program in the history books for good. and a town meeting turns into chaos as san francisco's police chief faces his first major test. also the opening bell about to ring on wall street. we'll have the early stock numbers for you.
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we are waiting for the opening bell to ring on wall street. there it is. ton of manufacturing numbers have pointed to a lower opening this morning then a couple things happened. morgan stanley came out with numbers better than expected. and then express scrip said it would buy med cofor $20 million which would combine the benefit management companies and that sent futures up this morning. so we'll keep a close eye on wall street for you all morning long. and good morning to you everyone. and thanks for joining us on the ktvu morning news. it's thursday july 21st. i'm mike mibach. and i'm claudine wong. dave and pam have the morning off. time now 6:30. right now fairfield police are looking for a man who escaped from a s.w.a.t. standoff earlier this morning. it began around 8:00 last night when a woman called saying her son had attacked her, threatened to kill her and he had a gun. she was able to escape to
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safety. a s.w.a.t. team quickly surrounded the house near paradise valley road. they finally entered the home around 4:00 this morning but did not find him inside. >> his vehicle was still there. so we're thinking he's obviously probably on foot. and we've checked several yards in the neighborhood and satisfied he's not in the immediate vicinity. >> police have identified the man as 39-year-old michael austin. he's described as 5'9" with brown hair and brown eyes. police say he has a history of mental health issues and could still be armed with a handgun. san francisco's police chief was hoping to ease growing tensions tied to last week's fatal officer-involved shooting. but last night's town hall meeting in the bay view quickly descended into chaos and confrontation. ktvu's tara moriarty joins us live now from san francisco with a look at that meeting and what's next. tara. >> reporter: well, we're here at police headquarters where the chief is really known for his community policing.
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residents of the bayview district say he was really hands on when he was the captain out there. and while last night things just didn't work out as planned. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: he showed up at the bayview opera house packed with nearly 300 people to talk about the harding shooting. the crowd got unruly and trying to cover up the fact harding wasn't armed. after an hour and a half the chief command was concerned for his safety and forced the chief to leave. >> because the bottom line we as african-american people have not been given our justice. >> reporter: but many bayview residents say outside activists spoiled the meeting and they wished he'd stayed so they could hear him out. >> a lot of people in this community loved him when he was captain and respect him being chief and know he will do something. >> reporter: now this meeting comes one day after protests on tuesday where 43 people were
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arrested. those demonstrators were upset over saturday's incident when two officers in the bayview tried to question harding about paying his fare on muni. when harding, a parolee and a person of interest in a seattle homicide, began to run, officers chased him down. san francisco police say harding fired shots at him and they have the lab results to prove harding had gun residue on his hand. some say they don't trust police but the chief remains steadfast in his commitment to the bayview community and says he'll go out and try once more. live in san francisco, ktvu channel 2 news. well, that fatal police shooting has prompted a number of demonstrations like the one you're looking at. and police say now more than half the people arrested in downtown san francisco tuesday night lived outside of the city. in all police arrested 43 demonstrators, 26 of those arrested were not city residents. just 17 lived in san francisco. only one person taken into custody actually lives in the bayview neighborhood where the fatal shooting occurred. a memorial service is
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scheduled today for the ucsf doctor killed in a crash in san francisco's haze valley. psychiatrist kevin mack was on a university shuttle bus when it collided with a big rig last week at the intersection of oak and octavia. we are learning this morning ucsf will add seat belts to its shuttles in the coming weeks as a result of that accident. it will also hold one on one meetings with its drivers and create a how am i driving hot line. ed lee may be entering the race for san francisco's mayor after all. yesterday he hinted that some dig discussions may be taking place. >> that doesn't necessarily translate into elections, but there are interesting discussions that are going on. >> with you and whom else? >> i would just leave it at that. >> lee has repeatedly said that he does not want to pursue a full mayoral term, but for weeks various groups have been campaigning for lee to change his mind. just yesterday women for ed lee rallied on the steps of city
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hall encouraging the mayor to run this coming november. media mogul back in the u.s. where his company news corp. faces more fallout from the phone hacking scandal in britain. here he is arriving at his new york home. warned it may cut news corp.'s credit rating. the f.b.i. is also looking to whether news of the world employees bribed police officers to obtain information about 9/11 victims. and two lawsuits filed by news corp. shareholders accuse him of mismanaging the company. the federal election commission will meet today to consider if john edwards' 2008 presidential campaign should repay $2.3 million. auditors say the campaign misstated just how much it should receive in federal matching funds. edwards has pleaded not guilty to charges he accepted illegal donations to hide an affair. a major chapter of u.s. space history ended at 2:57 this morning our time as the space shuttle atlantis rolled on to the runway at kennedy space center. jim spellman is live this
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morning in florida and joins us with a look at what nasa accomplished during the last 30 years and what is still ahead. jim, i have to is you right off the top can you lay out the mood there as soon as atlantis touched down this morning? >> reporter: good morning, mike. yeah, you know the mood really here the only word to describe it is bittersweet. people today still reveling in the sweet part. perfect launch two weeks ago. perfectly executed mission visit to the international space station, dropped off supplies, did a final space walk and this this morning's perfect landing here all the astronauts safe and sound back on earth. tomorrow unfortunately will come the bitter. 2100 people will get laid off tomorrow. ultimately 8,000 will lose their jobs. what the future for man space flight is still up in the air. we could have private companies getting involved, nasa's new program to get farther into space perhaps an asteroid perhaps one day to mars is out there. for the next few years at least it's really unclear what it's going to be like, mike.
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>> jim, for you personally if you put the pen and paper down just being there the first shuttle went up in 1981 and here you are reporting in the year 2011 what was it like for you on a personal level watching that atlantis come down? >> reporter: just about one of the coolest assignments i've ever had. when i was a kid in the 1970s living near washington d.c., enterprise, the first shuttle flew over on the back of a 747 on a sunday morning. we all left church to come out and watch it fly over and made a huge impression on me. it was so futuristic and optimistic just this amazing thing. being able to watch the launch two weeks ago and the landing here the final one has been incredible. and i think a lot of people have taken this for granted. and now realizing it's the last one and really digging into it and paying more attention people are realizing what a fantastic program this has been what amazing work the astronauts and all the people at nasa have done here and makes it all the more difficult to fathom we don't have a replacement ready to go to take the place of shuttle right
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right away. >> jim spellman live for us in florida. thanks for your time. >> could also mention as we go to sal this morning, sal, a lot of people, thousands of people without a job going out tomorrow for that. so really may be the sweet right now but it's going to be a very sad time out there. yeah. it was kind of cool to watch it earlier this morning touch down for the final time. as they said it was a bittersweet thing. let's go out and take a look at the commute now. right now there's more sweet than bitter out there if you are driving at the bay bridge toll plaza. does look pretty good. there are no major problems there. the traffic continues to move along very nicely as you head out towards the area. also the morning commute looks good on the san mateo bridge. that commute looks nice all the way out to the high-rise. looks like some low clouds have lifted. nicer to drive across that span. if you're driving in antioch traffic is moving well. 237 traffic is going to be okay crossing 880. now let's go to the antioch map
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traffic continues to move along well. 80 westbound getting some pretty good commutes from vallejo to richmond. now go to steve. sal, thank you. very good morning. oh my gosh. change here. sunlight, some low clouds as well. but yesterday we had fog free conditions. that's not the case this morning. but it is mostly sunny. but the fog will kind of take the edge off some of the afternoon highs there especially coast and bay. so cooler today but still warm to hot inland with some low 90s for those of you wanting the warmer weather it finally arrived. took about two weeks and it got there. now we go right back into a cooling trend. probably not too much inland but by tomorrow and then saturday bottom off and i think we'll start to see a little warm up as we head into sunday and monday. so it's just kind of like that. kentfield's normal high 85. today we're forecasting 85. redwood city 81. today going with 80. berkeley 70. slightly above go 72 today. we went above yesterday. it's been a long time since we've said that. today settle in right near
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average to maybe slightly above. the coast has been running near average. it's the inland temps so far below for the longest time but yesterday they actually went above a little bit. no fog, no fog, lots of fog. high pressure keeping a cap on things. 50s on the temps low, mid to upper. at this time yesterday we had a lot of low 60s and no sea breeze to speak of whatsoever. so there is more of that today. southwest napa, west-southwest fairfield and southwest 5 at vacaville. not strong but it's there compared to yesterday. another system will be moving into the pacific northwest. it does not look that strong. any time that happens that opens the door for a cooler pattern. low clouds and fog, but, again, it's having a hard time getting its act together even though it's there are warm to hot inland. temperatures will be anywhere from the 60s 70s to 90s but by friday and saturday those inland temps will slide back into the 80s. cooler coast and bay today even with a westerly breeze with the sunshine there's a lot more fog compared to yesterday when there wasn't any. so 90s for temperatures. 95 up in clear lake.
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94 brentwood. 70 alameda. 91 danville. morgan hill 90. san jose down from 91 go 85 today. 84 santa clara. sunny vale 82. 70s 80s on the peninsula. 70s on the peninsula as south san francisco a lot of fog so back into the 60s for many. low clouds will keep us cool through saturday. then warmer sunday, monday. 6:41. today is expected to be the hottest day of the current midwestern heat wave. temperatures will top 100 degrees in several states and meteorologists say today and tomorrow will be hotter across the nation than any time since the 1950s. that is going to put significant stress on the nation's power grid as people crank up those air conditioners. the heat wave is expected to move to the east and to the atlantic coast by this weekend. the search asks pended for three hikers swept over a waterfall in yosemite. why rangers say it may now be months before they resume looking for those hikers. and a man with ties to the
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bay area accused of kidnapping his own mother. find out why authorities are focusing on daly city. good morning. highway 4 hitting slow traffic already. we'll tell you where and tell you where it's getting slowest.
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good morning everyone. 6:44 on the clock. here is a quick look at some of the top stories we are following right now.
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atlantis is back on the ground at kennedy space center which will become its final home. right now the four member crew is preparing to talk publicly about what the final shuttle mission accomplish and had their emotions now that the historic space voyage is over. right now fairfield police are looking for a man suspected of attacking his mother. he escaped from his home after a standoff with a s.w.a.t. team. police say he has mental health issues and could be armed with a handgun. and san francisco's police chief was hoping to ease the growing tensions tied to last week's fatal officer involved shooting but last night's town hall meeting in the bayview quickly descended into chaos. angry community members shouted down the police chief the moment he took the podium. the search for a man suspected of kidnapping his elderly mother has turned to the bay area. ktvu's jade hernandez is live now in daly city which is one of the places where this man may be hiding. jade. >> reporter: claudine, we can tell you this morning that
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authorities are worried for daly city residents. that's because the california man may have ties to this city and to the bay area where he may be hiding from the law. the f.b.i.'s accusing this man, 55-year-old marshal goldberg of kidnapping his 85-year-old mother from oregon in may. authorities have a federal fugitive warrant out for goldberg. he's described as a white man about 5'9" weighing between 160 and 165 pounds. he has brown hair and blue eyes and may also be wearing glasses. we understand goldberg's mother was living with her other son in oregon at the time of the abduction. the reason why authorities are concerned 85-year-old doris goldberg suffers from dementia and alzheimer's and cannot take care of herself. she's described as a white woman about 5'1" weighing about 135 pounds with white hair and blue eyes. there's no word on why doris' son would take his mother from her oregon home where she had been living. but the f.b.i. believes right now the younger goldberg may be driving a 1996
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gold oldsmobile four door sedan with california license plate 3szy023. and if you spot these two, you're asked to contact the f.b.i. at 415-553-7400. reporting live from daly city, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. yosemite park rangers now say three hikers swept over a waterfall are presumed dead and may be a few months before their bodies can be recovered. they have been identified as 22- year-old of modesto, 27-year- old of tour lock and 22-year- old of manty coo. witnesses say she and one of the men crossed the metal barrier to take a picture. she slipped, they both fell in and when the second man tried to help he fell in the rushing water as well. >> i saw the man's eyes as he was going over the waterfall. that was devastating. >> all three were part of a group of christians from the
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middle east who had been settling in the central valley. she was studying to be a doctor at the university of san francisco. park rangers say they might have to wait until fall when water levels drop to find the bodies. despite the grim outlook from park rangers, friends and family of the three hikers are praying they will be found alive. yesterday in san jose a vigil was held by members of the church prayers of healing and finding peace were repeated as people try to cope. all three missing hikers are members of the church community. 6:48. let's go to sal who is watching a really busy spot in the bay area. hi, sal. >> that's right. we're watching. hello claudine and mike. we're watching 580 interchange near 680. this is 580 in dublin. you can see traffic is going to be busy but still moving along on the ride eastbound 580 which
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is traditionally the noncommute direction. this picture shows traffic moving along. look at highway 4 bay point and that traffic is going to be busy coming up to the willow pass grade. on the maps i want to show you traffic in hayward and union city still looks pretty good with some slowing approaching the 92 interchange as we move to the south bay the traffic on northbound 101 just a little bit slow after the 280 interchange. 85 for some reason getting some slow traffic approaching southbound 85 approaching highway 17. but northbound still looks okay. and then we're looking at the peninsula drive in burlingame, san mateo 101 and 280 same. slow traffic coming up and over the hill on 92 toward interstate 280. 6:49. let's go to steve. sal, thank you. we have a little change today. there's some fog back yesterday. we have clear skies and everyone warmed up. today see some cooler weather even though the fog is not completely organized it's getting its act together. there's a system dropping down help the fog the next couple
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days. warm to hot away from the coast. not as hot as yesterday but upper 80s and low 90s. 50s on the temps. little cooler than yesterday. in the 60s at this time for many not the case we'll tartest warm up fast. no sea breeze at all yesterday. component of it there along with the fog that will take temperatures down a few degrees. more noticeable i think over by the coast and also around the bay. that system moving in right there it's weak but it doesn't take much this time of year to get the fog machine rolling right along. it has no problem rolling along this year that's for sure. fog, sun, cool for some. mild, warm to hot for others. cooler coast and bay. if it's 932 degrees in st. helena we have a new lead story. now cool toga will only be 900. you know what i mean. 93. 72 richmond. 91 towards fairfield. 94 brentwood. 90s pleasanton and livermore. 70s berkeley and san leandro. oakland 74. 84 mel piece. 94 gill roy.
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70s 80s and 60s depending on proximity to the coast or how far down the peninsula you are. woodside usually one of the warmest locations. cooler friday, saturday and warm up sunday, monday. time now 6:50. more people filed for first time unemployment benefits last week. 418,000 people filed initial jobless claims up 10,000. that is new evidence that layoffs are rising and that the job market remains weak. applications have topped 400,000 for 15 consecutive weeks. and consumers are starting to pull back on spending because it's high unemployment saying wages and increase in gas prices all of that will slow down the economy. let's take a look at the numbers for you the dow is up 95 points. stocks higher this morning on the hope that european officials are going to sign off on a plan to resolve the region's debt crisis. then a couple stocks to watch phillip morris international and morgan stanley up sharply after earnings results beat analyst estimates.
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keep an eye on med stock bid more than $29 billion for meadow. that's nearly 28% over the value of the company at yesterday's closing bell. neither company commenting on that offer, but if that deal goes through it would be considered a major consolidation in the health care industry. al qaeda is testing out a new recruiting tool and they have a target audience in mind. and it's going to cost more to take care of one of the necessities of life in one sanitation district. good morning. if you're driving in contra costa county west and coming into alameda county, so far so good on the east shore. tell you more about the morning commute coming up.
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homeland security sending out a warning about potential utility threats. state and local law enforcement agencies are being told to look out for threats targeting private utility facilities. homeland security says it has no specific intelligence about a threat, but say there have been several recent incidents of people trying to gain utility information that could be used in an attack. this is the new disney-like cartoon being rolled out by al qaeda. an al qaeda affiliate says the goal of the cartoon is to apparently recruit children to join the terror network. scenes from the proposed short film show young boys in battle
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fatigues participating in raids and killings. this is the latest attempt by the terror organization to use the media to draw in recruits. they have also used magazines with tips for women on modesty. customers in ross valley are going to pay more for their sanitation district starting immediately. as of the start of the this month property owners will pay between 22% and 46% more for service. the ross valley sanitation district approved the rate hike of $118 a year for most customers. that brings the annual fee to $638. but it is going to be more in lark spur when the cost goes up $272 a year. those customer wills now pay $864 every year. a plan to raise new york state's flag in san francisco's castro district this weekend has hit a snag. the original idea was to fly the empire state flag along side the rainbow flag at harvey milk plaza. to signify the start of same sex marriage.
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but the gromets are incompatible with the flag pole. organizers are working to see if the plan can be salvaged. 7:00 hour knocking on the door heat of the commute on the way. see what the highways are looking like right now. mike, claudine, pretty good if you are going to be driving any time soon get out there before things change. take a look at 237. slow traffic getting into sunny vale. 101 is not that bad after you pass 280 interchange heading north up to sunny vale and santa clara. if you are driving in oakland so far so good on 880 and 580. and at the bay bridge toll plaza it's light. peninsula traffic still looks good on 101 and 280. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. a little more fog today. slightly more component of a sea breeze. it will still be warm to hot away from the coast. not as hot as it was yesterday even though still mid-90s like clear lake 95. antioch 94. santa rosa 88. san jose 85. coming down a little bit. biggest drop coast and bay where 60s and 70s instead of 80s. all right.
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time now 6:57. coming up on mornings on 2 a leopard wanders into a remote village. the horrible event that follows. also the latest plans for san francisco mass transit. muni is going madison avenue. mornings on 2 is next.
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